Toronto-Cologne Colloquium 2015 Call for Papers

May 5, 2015 by Communications

The Centre is soliciting abstracts (one page) from CMS students for 30-minute papers dealing with any aspect of medieval studies. Submissions for papers on any topic are welcome: history, literature (Latin and/or vernacular), art history, philosophy, music, medicine, etc.

The colloquium will be sponsored jointly by the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School of the Universität zu Köln and the Centre for Medieval Studies of the University of Toronto and it will take place in Cologne on November 19-21, 2015. The University of Bonn Department of English will also participate this year. The aim of the colloquium is to promote discussion and exchange among graduate students and faculty from both institutions. Costs for travel and accommodation of six students will be covered.

Cologne was among the most important German cities of the Middle Ages and still boasts twelve Romanesque churches and many other buildings from the later Middle Ages. It is home to the biggest medieval urban archive north of the Alps and several other important archives and libraries (e.g. the library of the archdiocese). With over 40,000 students the University of Cologne is also one of the biggest German universities.

Please send abstracts to Professor Lawrin Armstrong ( by 19 June 2015.

For a PDF version of this Call for Papers, click here.